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Huawei latest: Three handset vendors back its OS, but India 5G role in doubt

As we went to press, the GSMA had finally taken the decision to cancel Mobile World Congress, an outcome that had rapidly gone from being inconceivable to being inevitable as more and more large companies dropped out, citing coronavirus fears. Of course, MWC would usually be a good forum for operators, vendors and regulators to discuss the current geopolitical issues in the market behind closed doors, but its absence will not fundamentally change any outcomes. Huawei is still suffering from uncertainty about the decisions major governments will make about its ability to bid for a place in 5G or other national networks. The UK’s policy is better, for Chinese companies, than an outright ban but excludes it from the core…

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